From Machine To Man

May 12 - August 31, 2016

The “From Machine To Man” exhibit in the lower gallery explores technological advances in vehicles and other equipment produced during World War II that substantially increased the speed of warfare. The exhibit has an air-to-ground structure beginning with air power and ending with the infantry.

The exhibit will feature a collage of photographs from the Howard Hammersley collection of combat photography, video excerpts chronicling a bombing run during Operation Strangle, the Pacific Theater adventures of John McCracken and the “Hellbirds,” a collection of items belonging to Patton’s bulldog, General Walker, a collection of tanks and tank destroyer models, a bazooka, walkie-talkies, a snapshot of the development of the Jeep and improvement of Army infantry officer training under Marshall at Fort Benning.

A preview of this exhibit will be available on May 12, 2016 before the presentation “Marshall, Arnold and the Creation of American Airpower” by Dr. Dik Daso.